Which 360 Halo is the best?

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#1 Posted by StingingVelvet (514 posts) -


#2 Posted by StingingVelvet (514 posts) -

I'm a PC gamer getting a 360 for the first time. I want to play a modern Halo game but for money reasons can't get them all at once. Which is the best GAME of the three?

Thanks!

#3 Edited by Still_I_Cry (2494 posts) -

You don't want to play Halo online, any of them, trust me.

I didn't like any of the new Halo games.

Out of those 3 though, the general consensus seems to be that Reach is the best of the 3.

Halo 2 was the last one I really enjoyed though.

#4 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

reach was my favorite. but there are all great imo and you can pick them all up cheap as chimps these days. play 3 first

#5 Posted by Village_Guy (2410 posts) -

I have to admit that my favorite of the 3 on the list was actually ODST, followed by Halo 3 and with Reach in last place (sorry Reach, I like you but...).

Anyway, you are missing two 360 Halo games! Where is Halo Wars and Halo: Anniversary?

#6 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

Halo 3.

#7 Posted by MayorFeedback (672 posts) -

If you haven't played Halo before, get the Anniversary edition of the first game. It's still great.

I'm a huge fan of Reach, and ODST is very underrated. Honestly, I don't think you can go wrong. All of the modern Halo games are worth playing.

#8 Posted by stinky (1545 posts) -

multiplayer? get Reach 100%

single player, meh to all of those.

#9 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -

I only played Halo 3 and Reach, I enjoyed Reach much much more. Halo 3 frustrated me to no end.

#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (34654 posts) -

ODST.

#11 Posted by AmatureIdiot (986 posts) -

I'd get Reach as its story is slightly more self contained, if you haven't kept up with the previous games.

#12 Edited by believer258 (11063 posts) -

@Still_I_Cry said:

You don't want to play Halo online, any of them, trust me.

What!?!? Why? Halo's campaigns are fantastic and the most important part, to me, of the Halo franchise, but damn, the online is fun. What's the issue?

To the OP: I voted 3. However, you won't get a vastly different experience in any of them, and Reach is the more current iteration. Note that ODST is shorter and, instead of its own multiplayer, includes all of the Halo 3 maps. Also note that, while the experiences are similar, each game is fairly distinctive in both single and multiplayer. They aren't completely interchangeable like, say, Modern Warfare.

#13 Posted by bibamatt (1086 posts) -

Reach by a miiiiiiiiiiiile.

#14 Posted by StingingVelvet (514 posts) -

Important info:

1) I am looking for singleplayer.

2) I played 1 and 2 on PC. Loved 1, disliked 2.

#15 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -

As said before, you might be interested in the new Halo Anniversary

#16 Edited by Still_I_Cry (2494 posts) -

@believer258: Maybe it was just my experiences.

Nearly every game I was in I had something like this: Kids wailing mindlessly into their mics while humping everything in sight. I fucking hate hearing their squeaky voices and I really fucking hate hearing them mindlessly wailing/rapping while t-bagging everything they come across. They act in completely assinine fashions, doing things that defy common sense and logic. They team kill because they're too fucking idiotic to look at their radar, they don't watch their backs so you end up getting shot from behind when there were fucking 2+ people behind you. Even when you check behind you, you still have to check in front of you too, can't be doing both.

Oh, I nearly forgot-

Guy #1 :"Hey bro, you hook up wit dat gurl?"

Guy #2: "Yeah dood she's totally hawt"

Guy #1:"You gonna fuck her man?"

Guy#: "Yeah imma tap dat ass hurr"

Oh then there's the ever present "This gaem r srs bro" people telling you that you suck because you don't play the fucking game as much as they do.

Sorry, some of us are in college and have other responsibilities.

Muting them would help, yeah, but who wants to mute people all the time. Gets annoying.

Maybe I just have low tolerance.

This is why I rarely play games online.

#17 Posted by ShaggE (5999 posts) -

I haven't played Reach yet, but ODST was awesome. It almost made me care about Halo's story.

#18 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

Sorry, can't vote as my favourite Halo this generation and the ONLY Halo game I enjoyed was Halo: Wars.

I am serious. I only have 3, not ODST or Reach, as after 1, 2 & 3, I have finally given up on trying to like Halo.

#19 Posted by Baillie (3955 posts) -

ODST was my favourite.

#20 Posted by Asky314159 (53 posts) -

@Still_I_Cry For the most part, Halo is only like that down in the TrueSkill basement. If you can play and win a few games and get your TrueSkill up a little, you get to the pont where everyone actually knows what they're doing and keeps quiet a little more. (although it might also help that I only ever play with a group and we tend to mostly get matched against other groups)

#21 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Halo 3 had the best story, Reach the best multiplayer/firefight.
 
ODST is fun if you're a fan of Firefly and Halo.

#22 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

Halo:Reach. You should also pick up Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition if you want to see the first one.

#23 Edited by believer258 (11063 posts) -

@Still_I_Cry said:

@believer258: Maybe it was just my experiences.

Nearly every game I was in I had something like this: Kids wailing mindlessly into their mics while humping everything in sight. I fucking hate hearing their squeaky voices and I really fucking hate hearing them mindlessly wailing/rapping while t-bagging everything they come across. They act in completely assinine fashions, doing things that defy common sense and logic. They team kill because they're too fucking idiotic to look at their radar, they don't watch their backs so you end up getting shot from behind when there were fucking 2+ people behind you. Even when you check behind you, you still have to check in front of you too, can't be doing both.

All right. Not the fault of the game itself but its players. I can agree here, but I have long since started to either use party chat, play custom games, or just not talk at all. I usually don't have the mic on in the game lobby in any multiplayer game.

You can't stop the t-bagging, but *eh*. That never actually bothered me, especially since I usually get the chance to see them shot from behind while they're doing it.

#24 Posted by believer258 (11063 posts) -

@StingingVelvet said:

Important info:

1) I am looking for singleplayer.

2) I played 1 and 2 on PC. Loved 1, disliked 2.

All of them have great single players, though I recommend 3 over them all. Oh, and if you liked 1, then play Anniversary. Seriously. It looks and runs better than any other version available.

#25 Posted by Harkat (1090 posts) -

ODST. That had a really dense, interesting mood and a better sense of tactics and danger. Of course, the city looked like the death star and the last few levels were pretty shite, but ODST at its best was magical.

#26 Posted by Vextroid (1317 posts) -

Anniversary. Since its a remake of the first one and the first one is the best.

#27 Posted by Still_I_Cry (2494 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Still_I_Cry said:

@believer258: Maybe it was just my experiences.

Nearly every game I was in I had something like this: Kids wailing mindlessly into their mics while humping everything in sight. I fucking hate hearing their squeaky voices and I really fucking hate hearing them mindlessly wailing/rapping while t-bagging everything they come across. They act in completely assinine fashions, doing things that defy common sense and logic. They team kill because they're too fucking idiotic to look at their radar, they don't watch their backs so you end up getting shot from behind when there were fucking 2+ people behind you. Even when you check behind you, you still have to check in front of you too, can't be doing both.

All right. Not the fault of the game itself but its players. I can agree here, but I have long since started to either use party chat, play custom games, or just not talk at all. I usually don't have the mic on in the game lobby in any multiplayer game.

You can't stop the t-bagging, but *eh*. That never actually bothered me, especially since I usually get the chance to see them shot from behind while they're doing it.

"Not the fault of the game itself but its players"

Yeah, definitely.

I have no problem with the single player modes. They just didn't grab me like Halo and Halo 2's did.

#28 Posted by mordukai (7093 posts) -

Combat Evolved.

#29 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3630 posts) -

Reach is probably your best bet. Self contained story and the best multiplayer. Wiki the halo story if you're interested in it for 4.

#30 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -
#31 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8060 posts) -

I prefer Halo 3 but all were pretty good.

#32 Posted by CookieMonster (2409 posts) -

3, as it was the first game I played online and I had some great times playing it with friends.

#33 Posted by Vinny_Says (5632 posts) -

Seeing how you've already played 1 and 2 you might as well finish up and see how Halo 3 ends; that might get you excited for Halo 4. If you just don't care anymore then get Halo Reach because it is one of the most fully featured games on xbox.

#34 Posted by Deathmachine117 (377 posts) -

Reach I felt was the best game overall but ODST I think had the best campaign, the HUB world, characters and soundtrack just worked.

#35 Posted by Gargantuan (1877 posts) -

1: Halo: CE

2: Halo: Reach

3: Halo 3

4: Halo: ODST

5: Halo 2

#36 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

As far as I'm concerned, each Halo game is an improvement on the last.

#37 Posted by Fozimuth (170 posts) -

Reach has the best campaign.  Not as short and repetitive as ODST (even as good as ODST is), and much tighter design than Halo 3.

#38 Posted by StingingVelvet (514 posts) -

@Gargantuan said:

1: Halo: CE

2: Halo: Reach

3: Halo 3

4: Halo: ODST

5: Halo 2

The fact you put CE on top and 2 on the bottom, which is how I feel about them, makes me trust you. Plus the poll seems to agree. Thanks.

#39 Edited by Fozimuth (170 posts) -

I would put ODST above 3 though.  ODST gets a lot of shit because it was overpriced, and Halo 3 was hyped to hell, but I didn't play those games at launch or pay full price for them.  I played Halo 3 again only a couple weeks ago and the game is just unfocused.  I barely remember actually shooting enemies on foot.  The game relies much too heavily on vehicle sections and setpieces that aren't actually fun at all (fighting Scarabs is boring and way too video-gamey).  ODST's characters aren't the most exciting (I did not care for Buck, Veronica, or Romeo at all) but the pacing and enemy placement of the ODST missions is much more focused than Halo 3, and the Rookie missions have decent fighting, but the atmosphere is really thorough.

#40 Posted by kermoosh (911 posts) -

halo 3 by far, my friend and I decided to play reach after months of not touching it. after a few minutes of lingering in the menus we went back to halo 3 and beat the entire campaign in 4 hours

#41 Posted by Sammo21 (3039 posts) -

I personally think that Reach is, hands down, the best interpretation of the Halo formula. I don't see a point in making new Halos after it...just add new maps and modes and you're good. Halo 4 is basically just trying to mix Call of Duty with Halo, which is fine I suppose, so I don't really think its going to be the same experience for people who like the Halo formula. The game might still be good but I can't really think of it as Halo.

#42 Posted by web966 (87 posts) -

Reach has the best campaign, Halo 3 has the best multiplayer.

#43 Edited by EpicBenjamin (622 posts) -

Halo 3 is my favorite, but I recommend Reach for many reasons. Also you don't need to know what happens in the previous games to understand the story in Reach.

EDIT: Didn't see that you said that you played 1 and 2. Maybe you should get 3 to see how that trilogy wraps up, and I bet you can get 3 for dirt cheap now.

#44 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

@Still_I_Cry said:

@believer258: Maybe it was just my experiences.

Nearly every game I was in I had something like this: Kids wailing mindlessly into their mics while humping everything in sight. I fucking hate hearing their squeaky voices and I really fucking hate hearing them mindlessly wailing/rapping while t-bagging everything they come across. They act in completely assinine fashions, doing things that defy common sense and logic. They team kill because they're too fucking idiotic to look at their radar, they don't watch their backs so you end up getting shot from behind when there were fucking 2+ people behind you. Even when you check behind you, you still have to check in front of you too, can't be doing both.

Oh, I nearly forgot-

Guy #1 :"Hey bro, you hook up wit dat gurl?"

Guy #2: "Yeah dood she's totally hawt"

Guy #1:"You gonna fuck her man?"

Guy#: "Yeah imma tap dat ass hurr"

Oh then there's the ever present "This gaem r srs bro" people telling you that you suck because you don't play the fucking game as much as they do.

Sorry, some of us are in college and have other responsibilities.

Muting them would help, yeah, but who wants to mute people all the time. Gets annoying.

Maybe I just have low tolerance.

This is why I rarely play games online.

this only happens in halo

#45 Posted by FulgoreSenpai (71 posts) -

From what my friends say its Halo 2 > Reach >>> Halo 3 ( which is the same as odst, swap for a shorter campaign add firefight)

So Reach.

#46 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

Reach by far

#47 Posted by BirdkeeperDan (400 posts) -

The story/campaign in Halo 3 was much more interesting as it was the conclusion to a Trilogy. Halo Reach had much improved core gameplay and many more features & game modes.

I would recommend playing both. I would try to borrow Halo 3 off someone for quick playthrough and buy Halo Reach.

#48 Posted by believer258 (11063 posts) -

@Bell_End said:

@Still_I_Cry said:

@believer258: Maybe it was just my experiences.

Nearly every game I was in I had something like this: Kids wailing mindlessly into their mics while humping everything in sight. I fucking hate hearing their squeaky voices and I really fucking hate hearing them mindlessly wailing/rapping while t-bagging everything they come across. They act in completely assinine fashions, doing things that defy common sense and logic. They team kill because they're too fucking idiotic to look at their radar, they don't watch their backs so you end up getting shot from behind when there were fucking 2+ people behind you. Even when you check behind you, you still have to check in front of you too, can't be doing both.

Oh, I nearly forgot-

Guy #1 :"Hey bro, you hook up wit dat gurl?"

Guy #2: "Yeah dood she's totally hawt"

Guy #1:"You gonna fuck her man?"

Guy#: "Yeah imma tap dat ass hurr"

Oh then there's the ever present "This gaem r srs bro" people telling you that you suck because you don't play the fucking game as much as they do.

Sorry, some of us are in college and have other responsibilities.

Muting them would help, yeah, but who wants to mute people all the time. Gets annoying.

Maybe I just have low tolerance.

This is why I rarely play games online.

this only happens in halo

I do hope you're being sarcastic. Because no, it doesn't only happen in Halo.

#49 Posted by Brendan (7522 posts) -

Reach is a great game, although the music in ODST is my favourite in the series so far.

#50 Posted by Gargantuan (1877 posts) -

@Bell_End said:

@Still_I_Cry said:

@believer258: Maybe it was just my experiences.

Nearly every game I was in I had something like this: Kids wailing mindlessly into their mics while humping everything in sight. I fucking hate hearing their squeaky voices and I really fucking hate hearing them mindlessly wailing/rapping while t-bagging everything they come across. They act in completely assinine fashions, doing things that defy common sense and logic. They team kill because they're too fucking idiotic to look at their radar, they don't watch their backs so you end up getting shot from behind when there were fucking 2+ people behind you. Even when you check behind you, you still have to check in front of you too, can't be doing both.

Oh, I nearly forgot-

Guy #1 :"Hey bro, you hook up wit dat gurl?"

Guy #2: "Yeah dood she's totally hawt"

Guy #1:"You gonna fuck her man?"

Guy#: "Yeah imma tap dat ass hurr"

Oh then there's the ever present "This gaem r srs bro" people telling you that you suck because you don't play the fucking game as much as they do.

Sorry, some of us are in college and have other responsibilities.

Muting them would help, yeah, but who wants to mute people all the time. Gets annoying.

Maybe I just have low tolerance.

This is why I rarely play games online.

this only happens in halo

That has never happened to me. Sure I've encountered some assholes in Halo but nothing major. It might be because I'm European. I think I encountered more bullshit in the 20 hours I've played Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on the PC than in the 220+ hours of Reach and Halo 3 multiplayer I've played

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